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T. J. Rockwell's American Grill & Tavern

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896 W Grantham Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055-5359
+1 717-766-4200
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 10:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

TJ Rockwells has a great selection of food and beer. They have everything from salads and soups to burgers and seafood. The cuisine is excellent and the bar is cozy especially in the winter when they have the fireplace going. This is also an excellent place in the summer to hang out on the patio.

Thank Tara K
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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112 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten here 2 times and enjoy the selections, They always seem to have a good crowd and the food is very good. One thing - the fish & chips is more of a fish plate, It is not finger food, but it is still very good,

Thank Mike S
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A group that I'm associated with periodically meets at T.J. Rockwell's, otherwise I would not return. When I do go, I feel sick. Everything I've ever ordered there is loaded with too much sodium and/or additives. If you like salty food and additives don't bother you, you'll probably like it. The general decor is nice.

Thank Michael R
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Stopped here for a bite to eat after an afternoon spent outdoors and it was a very good. The place was busy but service was quick and friendly. We ordered steak and it was cook as per our wishes. Portions are large and the food is very good. Large choice of beers and cocktails are available. We will be dining... More 

Thank Mark E
Hanover, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Have a little bit of a drive to get there from my home, but SO worth it! This is, by far, one of my favorite places of all to eat! Took my boyfriend there for the first time about a month ago, and we've stopped twice since then! Great (large) menu. If you can't find something to eat there, your... More 

Thank Jenn K
Long Beach
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Discovered this about 6 years. A real great restaurant and neighbored sports bar, with great Happy Hour food and adult beverage specials. Great stop on the way to the racetrack, or spending an evening. Very good to excellent bar staff. Only problem- beer could be colder.

Thank George M
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I was severely disappointed with the service. The hostess was rude. Our waiter smelled like he had just smoked an entire pack of cigarettes and he couldn't even manage to give us a single smile. The food was decent and it was generous portions. Probably will never be returning.

Thank Liza M
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142 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

To be openly honest, this place has been hit or miss in the past for quality. However, now it has been consistently great! I greatly appreciate the gluten free menu and they have good options on it. The steak and shrimp are wonderful. Also, the beer selection is well maintained. Personally, I just hope they continue to keep a great... More 

Thank GonePlaid
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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286 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Good food variety and reasonable prices. Love the baked tomato soup. Always consistent and fresh food. Bartenders and servers polite, professional and accommodating.

Thank Patty B
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Food and service were good. We were seated at a table that was poorly lit so it was a bit difficult reading the menu but, overall, had a satisfactory experience.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 896 W Grantham Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055-5359
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Mechanicsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 717-766-4200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?